Now that you have signed up as a member you might want to look over the site and see what we have here. In the Resources section you will find all kinds of information, technical and otherwise, as well as Tutorials designed to help younger photographers learn about grants, how to deal with editors and so on. This is being amplified all the time.
Meanwhile we have a petition up on the board that needs your scrutiny and your signature. Regardless of where you live, you must add your name to the list. The US Congress is considering a bill called the Orphan Works Bill that will seriously and adversely affect all imagery in the US market which appears without proper accreditation, and as you know, much web publication is uncredited. Also the UK is now considering a similar bill, and other countries are sure to follow suit. This means that eventually the international standards set for Copyright Protection will be eroded and all of us will lose control over our work.
Our petition is being prepared for submission to the Congress along with several others. Do not hesitate to sign up. Go to the thread, add your name as others have done before you. If you search “Orphan Works” or “Copyright” you will find various threads that discuss this issue in more detail. It behooves you all to take this action.
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2006-05-12 09:48:14 UTC
Jun 24 2006